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Friday, June 24, 2011

Happy Friday! This green cardi sure gets around... Lands End Canvas Cardigan Review

Happy Friday everyone! I'm taking off for a good friend's wedding in Chicago this weekend, but I wanted to play a little catch up on some outfit posts.

I've found that this past year I've really focused on expanding my cardigan collection. As much as I like sweaters, cardigans are perfect for me since I feel like I'm constantly temperature regulating between warm buses, chilly outdoor weather, and warm or cold office temperatures. A cardigan gives me the flexibility of buttoning all the way up if I'm cold, opening up if I'm slightly warm, or easily slipping off the outer layer when I'm warm (and easily slipping it on when I get a sudden chill). I've been slowly whittling down my collection of non-cardi sweaters because I find them less versatile.

What I've found as I've grown my cardigan collection. 1) I really like cardigans from Anthropologie for very whimsical and different looks. 2) I love J.Crew and Lands End Canvas cardigans for basic good quality cardigans in wonderful colors. I seem to be collecting cardis in a multitude of colors.

When we moved into Spring and Summer, I really wanted a lighter green cardigan. So I tried out the Lands End Canvas Heritage Cardigan. I found the cotton wonderfully soft and the fit is wonderful. It is a semi-fine knit that seems like it will hold up well. It's slim through the body and arms keeping me from looking like a bag.

I got this cardigan in an XXS but I got other cardigans in XS to try out sizing. I found that both sizes had a great slim fit, but the XXS pulls a bit more at the buttons when I button-up. So I'd think I'd be more likely size up to an XS in their cardigans (For reference, I typically take XS in J.Crew cardigans too).

This is the Lands End Canvas Heritage Cardigan size XXS in Dew Green. You can find the cardi on sale here in various colors ranging from $21.99 (sale colors) to $39.50

OOTD 1 specs:
Anthropologie Seabound Skirt by We Love Vera sz 0 ($30)
Anthropologie Winding Road tank by Little Yellow Button sz XS ($20)
Lands End Canvas Heritage Cardigan in Dew Green sz XS ($25)
Preview white sandals ($15)

OOTD 2 specs:

Lands End Canvas Heritage Cardigan in Dew Green sz XS ($25)
Anthropologie Bright Bolts Sash sz S/M ($20)
Anthropologie Caulerpa necklace ($10)
Gap ethnic print dress sz XS (thrifted $7)

[edited to add a few close-ups of the cardigan construction. I only just remembered I took these when I first got the cardi!]


Melissa said...

Cardigans are perfection, I truly believe it! You look beautiful, I adore that green on you!

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Beli said...

Great outfits! You look very pretty.

Inkmark said...

I usually shy away pairing green with red because some how it give that christmas feeling. You prove me wrong. The combo of the greed and red are so perfect and so you! Love it!

Jess said...

Very nice photos and outfits Lori. The last combo really catches my eye, great job!

thatdamngreendress said...

That green is gorgeous- I love it with the colours of the seabound skirt.

Your loose side-braid is adorable!

Jenn said...

I've been on the hunt for a navy blue cardigan or a light pink one and the ones from Land Ends Canvas seems to fit the bill! Thanks for your review. And I love the versatility and utility of the everyday cardigan. Everyone of my outfits has to have a cardi to pull it together.

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Jamie - Thrifty Threads said...

I have also expanded my cardigan collection like crazy this year. Just call me the Crazy Cardigan Lady!

Both of these outfits are so perfect. I am having a bit of thrifting envy over your Gap dress. I love the bright print and the fuschia color....and with the green belt? I can barely contain my glee (or jealousy!)

LittleMissSeamstress said...

Hi Lori, OMG I just got almost exact same mint cardi from Target clearance and didn't know what to do with it. You rock! I now have much better idea of this new color I got!

Your outfit looks so refreshing!

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